On Monday (April 20), Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that non-essential businesses, such as hair and nail salons, gyms, barbershops and bowling alleys, will reopen across the state by the end of this week. Next Monday (April 27), the state’s theaters, private social clubs and restaurants will open back up as well, with the residential shelter-in-place order expiring on April 30.
Gov. Kemp has advised businesses to stagger shifts, keep workers six feet apart and issue screenings for fevers and respiratory illnesses in response to the ongoing pandemic. However, Cardi B, whose husband Offset’s family lives in Atlanta, is concerned about the ongoing risks for Georgia’s elderly.
“I just want to let people [know] DONT GO AROUND YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS!” she commented on an Instagram post from Baller Alert on Tuesday (April 21). “Once there sick and in the hospital wit covid you won’t be able to see how and what they treating them with. They will literally have them die slow! They are not nurturing covid patience with the proper foods, tea to boost their immunes. STRAIGHT MEDICATION!”
“Your parents, grandparents or YOU will most likely pass by yourself in a cold hospital with no physical contact with your love ones,” she continued. “HEALTH OVER CAPITALISM!”
Cardi’s warning follows Killer Mike’s announcement that he will not be reopening his Atlanta barbershops, despite the state’s lifted restrictions.
“At this time, as a business, we aren’t comfortable opening,” the Run The Jewels rapper told TMZ on Tuesday (April 21). “So, we’re gonna wait a while before we reopen because in our community people who look like her husband, there are more of us who are dying unfortunately. And it’s because of pre-existing conditions, which makes your immune system weaker, which includes things like diabetes, hypertension, things of that nature. So, we don’t want our customers or our barbers in danger and we wanna wait it out.”
According to NBC News, as of Sunday (April 19), there have been over 40,000 Coronavirus-related deaths in the US, with the confirmed cases toll hitting almost 760,000 by Monday evening (April 20).